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PITTSBURGH -- The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh released a statement on Thursday, mourning the loss of a teenager at its W.


Camp.A camper died at Emma Kaufman Camp, after a tree fell on the teen.Leah Blum, 14, of Pittsburgh, was injured when a tree fell at the Emma Kaufmann Camp, located outside Morgantown.According to a news release from the center, heavy rains weakened the tree, which is why it fell.Blum was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital but didn't survive her injures, the center said."The family was notified immediately and our camp staff has met with them personally," the statement said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them."The camp has called in grief counselors to help campers and staff cope with the loss.Emma Kaufmann Camp, owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, is located on Cheat Lake, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh.Your County: More County News HeadlinesRSS: Add Us To Your iGoogle Or My Yahoo PageCopyright 2009 by ThePittsburghChannel.

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